Online Worship for 25 February

This Sunday, 25 February, there are services of Holy Communion at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne and at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood.

This week’s online service is led by the Revd Steve Bishop.

To follow today’s online service, click on the arrow here and find the words below.

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
naught be all else to me save that thou art;
thou my best thought in the day and the night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,
I ever with the and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father, and I thy true heir;
thou in me dwelling, and I in thy care.

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight,
be thou my armour, and be thou my might,
thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower,
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance through all my days;
thou, and thou only, the first in my heart,
high King of heaven, my treasure thou art!

High King of heaven when battle is done,
grant heaven’s joy to me, O bright heaven’s sun;
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be thou my vision, O Ruler of all.

Irish (8th century) trams. Mary Byrne (1880-1931) and Eleanor Hull (1860-1935)
Tune: Slane, traditional Irish arr. Colin Hand (b.1929)

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
The first commandment is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.

God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ
to save us from our sins,
to be our advocate in heaven,
and to bring us to eternal life.

Let us confess our sins, in penitence and faith,
firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments
and to live in love and peace with all.

Most merciful God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have sinned
in thought, word and deed.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you,
our God. Amen


The Collect prayer for the Second Sunday of Lent

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error
the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness.
Grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same,
through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

The readings
Read by Peter Nye

The first reading is from Genesis 17:1-7,15-16

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

The Gospel reading is from Mark 8:31-38

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

by Revd Steve Bishop

Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts,
since as members of one body we are called to peace.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.

Lord, everything in heaven and earth is yours.
All things come from you, and of your own do we give you.

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Eternal God, the light of the minds that know you,
the joy of the hearts that love you,
and the strength of wills that serve you.
Grant us so to know you, that we may truly love you,
and so to love you that we may truly serve you,
whose service is perfect freedom,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen


Christ triumphant, ever reigning,
Saviour, Master, King,
Lord of heaven, our lives sustaining,
hear us as we sing:

Yours the glory and the crown,
the high renown, the eternal name.

Word incarnate, truth revealing,
Son of Man on earth!
Power and majesty concealing
by your humble birth:

Suffering servant, scorned, ill-treated,
victim crucified!
Death is through the cross defeated,
sinners justified:

Priestly King, enthroned for ever
high in heaven above!
Sin and death and hell shall never
stifle hymns of love:

So, our hearts and voices raising
through the ages long,
ceaselessly upon you gazing,
this shall be our song:

Yours the glory and the crown,
the high renown, the eternal name.

Michael Saward (b.1932)
Tune: Guiting Power, John Barnard (b.1948)

Organist: Peter Nye
Hymn words reproduced under CCLI: 845257.
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.